Sunday, January 31, 2010

Roger Federer Wins 2010 Australian Open,16th Grand Slam Title

Posted on/at 10:01:00 PM by SBdude

The champ, Roger Federer as Andy Murray playing second fiddle to him once again.

As expected, Roger Federer had clinched his fourth Australian Open title of his career this year and his never-ending Grand Slam record goes on, currently stands at 16 titles in total. His opponent was none other than Andy Murray of UK,Great Britain. The match ended 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11).

It was a joy for Roger Federer who won his first Grand Slam as a father to twin daughters,second to do so after Andre Agassi in 2003. And agony for Murray as he was riding the hopes of a British public, most of whom have only read about the last British man to win a singles title in a Grand Slam - Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray celebrating on a point but Federer had the last laugh

It was quite a straight forward match for Roger as he raced to 2 sets up in a relaxed fashion, only to struggle a little in the 3rd set. Murray broke Federer's serve as early as in the 3rd game of the set.

Federer rallied from 5-2 down in the third to force the tiebreaker and, after saving three set points, missed his first chance to finish it off when his forehand just missed the line.

Federer won the lengthy third-set tiebreaker on his third match point after fending off five set points for Murray. He clinched the match in 2 hours, 41 minutes when Murray netted a backhand.

Roger Federer, The Swiss Maestro and No.1 Tennis Player

It was Federer's 22nd Grand Slam final, where he's won a record 16. Federer has appeared in 18 of the past 19 Grand Slam finals only to lose to Rafael Nadal (5 times) and Juan Martin Del Potro in those occasions. What a staggering record !!

p/s- After watching some of Federer's matches in the past 2 weeks, I noticed one thing that made him so special, his Nike apparels !! if you compare the colour of his sports tee and the tennis court background, you can see that both are similar. Going stealth and confusing his opponents perhaps? Great colour choice by him. Well done !!

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